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Khaleda blasts govt at rally, asks all to get ready to oust it BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday lambasted the government for “continuing genocide countrywide” and called upon the people to get prepared to dislodge it. “You have noticed that the government committed genocide yesterday [Friday] in Chapainawabganj and Sirajganj. Even women took to the […]

If you come to kill, I will say, I too am Hindu, I too am Minority, the land that is burning is my country by Faruk Wasif, translated from Bengali by Naeem Mohaiemen When the Tamil massacres were happening, we came to shahbag with slogans “we are all Tamil.” When the Rohingya massacres happened, we […]

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I was wrong

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday retracted his earlier remark saying he was wrong to suggest bail for the owners of Hall-Mark Group which he thought would help Sonali Bank recover the money they had stolen. “It was not right to say that the managing director would be reinstated, if necessary. Putting the MD back will […]

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It appears the bad days for Bangladesh Railway are coming to an end. A new era is on the horizon. The struggling railway, yet popular courtesy of poor and crowded road network, is set to get a large number of new coaches, wagons, locomotives and new and better rail lines from next year. More goods […]

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So the rumour on facebook and twitter is that Baridhara Society may be banning rickshaw pullers from wearing the dreaded lungi. Instead they will be given vests with BS written on them. Which is appropriate on a number of levels. If true, it will show that the Bubble Society has its priorities clearly defined. While […]

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Over population in Myanmar-Bangladesh border area has been the main challenge to poverty elimination. An aid worker working with one of the UN agency said assistance from the international organisations have been pouring into these areas for years but the community is unable to get themselves out of poverty because few want to take meaningful […]

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M Fazlur Rahman On June 01, 2008, Bangladesh Bank (BB) addressed a circular letter to the Chief Executives and Managing Directors of all the scheduled banks and financial institutions with an aim to mainstreaming Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in their businesses. The circular noted the importance of voluntary contribution of business towards “environmentally sustainable and […]

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1,000 sued

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BNP-led alliance enforces hartal in Chapainawabganj, Sirajganj today More than 1,000 leaders and activists of BNP, its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami and the latter’s student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir have been sued in the last two days over clashes in Chapainawabganj and Sirajganj on Friday. BNP-led 18-party alliance will enforce hartal in Chapainawabganj and Sirajganj today […]

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Senior Awami League leaders on Saturday fired a salvo at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her recent remarks involving the Army, and said they will not respond to her call any more. Addressing a rally organised by the AL-led 14-party alliance in the town, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury said the Army will no longer entertain […]

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Myanmar’s government on Saturday rejected remarks by a U.N. human rights official suggesting that the authorities bear some blame for recent mob attacks by Buddhists on minority Muslims that killed dozens of people. The U.N. official, Tomas Ojea Quintana, urged Myanmar’s government on Friday to investigate allegations that security forces watched as Buddhist mobs attacked […]

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At a time when western diplomats and investors are making a beeline to seek favours from Gujarat chief minister Narindra Modi, atleast 10 Gujarati Muslim traders have alleged having been forced to close down businesses over past one month. The latest complaint was been filed on Thursday by hotelier Mustafa Patel, who claims to haveshut […]

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Peace negotiators for Thai government and Barisan Revolusi Nasional agree on terms of reference for April 29 talks. Thai authorities and Muslim rebels leaders have agreed to meet again next month after a meeting in Malaysia aimed at ending nearly one decade of violence that has killed thousands of people in southern Thailand. Peace negotiators for […]

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